The food takeout wars have been heating up as new entrants into the market set their sights on market leader GrubHub which currently controls 20% of the $70+ billion market. GrubHub is the most established online ordering service, with over 8.75 million active diners ordering more than 324,600 grubs a day in over 1,000 cities.
Enter your address into the Grubhub app or online here and a list of local restaurants appear. You can refine your search by type of cuisine, rating (one through five stars and up), time of delivery, price, or restaurants that have tracking for your order, restaurants that are new, or restaurants that have coupons.
I only had 25 restaurants on my list. Most of them require you to order about an hour in advance. Only one had an option to order 30 minutes in advance. Nearly every restaurant also had an additional fee, from $2 to $6. Make sure to plan ahead when making orders with any delivery service as it may take an hour.
Compare Grubhub to Yelp and Eat24
Yelp has more than 1 million restaurants reviewed on its site, it also owns OpenTable and UrbanSpoon where its users can make reservations at restaurants they have reviewed. Yelp’s purchase of Eat24 added online ordering of restaurant takeout food. For the restaurants that Eat24 serviced, which numbered about 20,000 at the time, Yelp added a widget to takeout diners’ orders after they reviewed the restaurant.
At the core of the services offered by both companies is an online ordering engine that quickly connects diners with the restaurants of their choice. Both of their applications, which are available on desktop and mobile devices, provide users with easy navigation experiences to search for restaurants by a multitude of criteria. With Eat24, users can find their restaurant directly through the Eat24 application or from Yelp’s review site. The list can be parsed by categories like “Top Rated,” “Distance,” “Newest,” and “Minimum Order.”
In comparison, GrubHub has a library of twice as many restaurants to order from. Both offer free delivery in one hour or less, notifications updating order status, 24/7 customer service and order recall. Eat24 relies on the restaurant’s own delivery driver or a third-party service. GrubHub has operated the same way in the past but uses its own drivers in certain cities. That gives GrubHub an edge in the delivery wars because the biggest complaint from food delivery customers is late delivery.
Grubhub has a larger footprint and has built a solid reputation for customer service. Eat24 is less established, but it has access to Yelp’s 130 million monthly visitors. If you use Yelp to look at restaurant reviews, you connect to Eat24 by clicking a button.
Compare Grubhub to Postmates
One of the biggest problems with using Grubhub and Yelp Eat 24 compared to Postmates is that you cannot order from any restaurant. You can order anything from virtually anywhere with Postmates even if they do not have a relationship. You also are not stuck with trying to come up with a minimum order. Minimum orders are not a thing at all with Postmates are you can just order a Starbucks Latte if you pay the delivery fee. Although, Postmates does not offer ratings of restaurants to help you decide which ones are best they also do not let you use coupons. The best thing to find which app offers a better deal from the restaurant you frequent the most. One other benefit of using Grubhub is that when they give you a promo code you can use it towards the entire bill and you cannot do this with Postmates. For example. The current promo code for Grubhub is $7 off which you get off the total bill compared with Postmates you only get $10 off only the delivery fee and not the food or drink.
How Does Grubhub Make Money?
GrubHub’s success has been driven by providing a superior customer experience on both sides. For its restaurant clients, its online ordering platform provides an instant boost in takeout sales. For its grubbers, they promise a fully cooked made-to-order meal at their doorsteps within an hour of ordering.
Diners can even track their orders on a special GrubHub app. GrubHub charges the restaurants 14.2% of the food bill. Although it doesn’t charge diners for using its service, restaurants can apply a small delivery charge.
The food delivery business is still growing rapidly. The only way to determine which one deserves your business is to try them both and compare them to their next competitor such as Door Dash or UberEats.
Tacos have become a huge hit in the United States. In fact, according to the National Taco Day website, Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos just last year so why not have a day where everyone is crunching on the beloved food. We have found many free offers you can use for lunch or dinner today only:
Texas Taco Deal
Free Delivery and $5 off your order. Just download the Favor app and add the promo code DJS4X2 under promotions. You’ll see a banner reading Free Delivery for National Taco Day and click there and order from one of the restaurants listed. (more…)
DoorDash is another on-demand restaurant delivery service but they have no minimum order size and are not as limited in geographical area as some of the other related apps. They bring food from your favorite restaurants directly to your door.
DoorDash allows you to order from some of the best restaurants that may not normally deliver. It is also timely as it is normally less than 45 minutes. When you order on DoorDash they provide you with the full restaurant menus to select your order then you add special instructions to make sure your food is the way you want it.
Free Chocolate Milkshakes from Shake Shack! 🍔🍟
Door Dash has teamed up with Shake Shack for a week full of surprises, starting with something sweet for National Chocolate Milkshake Day. They’re giving away FREE chocolate milkshakes today from 11 – 2 PM. Plus, get FREE delivery on Shake Shack orders of $12 or more — today through 9/18! Use promo code SHACK to get these deals. Sign-up for Door Dash here!
DoorDash $7 Sign-Up Bonus and First Delivery Free
When you sign up for DoorDash to get your first delivery for free ($6.99 value) you also get a $5 free credit to your account. You will also earn a $5 credit for each new user that you refer to DoorDash.
Austin-based food delivery company Favor is expanding in every direction across Texas and is hitting other competing apps with promotions that are irresistible. Favor is an app that is similar to Postmates and Door Dash where you can get food delivered to your door on-demand. The latest promotion they are running is for a Free Chick-Fil-A Sandwich which is far beyond the Free breakfast sandwich the restaurant is offering if you dine-in or deal with their long drive-thru lines.
Today only until 9pm you can order from Chick-fil-A and get a Chicken Sandwich for FREE! Just download the Favor app and add the promo code DJS4X2 under promotions and a sandwich to your order, and at checkout and Favor will cover the cost. Want to make it a meal? Go for it! Either way, the sandwich and delivery are FREE!
Limit one Free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich per customer per day. Cost of Chicken Sandwich ($3.46) will be taken off order at checkout. Delivery times may be longer than normal. Promo available in select cities on 9/7/17, 11am – 9pm or while supplies last. A tip is required in-app for all orders.
Postmates has been an incredible freebie generating app since its debut. The on-demand app that delivers food, coffee, and alcohol has also brought us many free food offers which are better than a free sample people chase around the web. These are legit freebies such as Potbelly sandwiches, Free Pizza Slices, Free Smoothies On-Demand, Free Lattes at Starbucks and so on.
To start using Postmates we can also save you $101 in delivery fees so you can start out with several free deliveries. Once you sign-into the app and enter the promo code 478n you should be able to see if there are any freebies available that day for your area. Last week we had Free Thai On-Demand and Free Chili’s Burgers On-Demand which was fantastic! The $101 in credits offer is limited and will go back down to $10 soon so sign-up today!
Here is how to get your $101 Free Credit on Postmates and local freebies such as Free Lattes On-Demand or Free Kale Smoothies.
1. Download the app or head over to Postmates.com to sign up.
2. Select your location then and add any free offers to your cart or the meal that you wish to have delivered or good from any local business. Add them to your cart, and create an account. Use this promo code 478n and you should get $101 in credits to cover the delivery fee.
Check For Free Offers: To get a FREE Starbucks Drink Delivered select your city, and look for the “Free Starbucks On Demand” box (or other free promotions for your area). You should have enough delivery credit to get the free drink delivered with free delivery once you use the promo code above. Just last week they were giving away Katy Perry albums!
Postmates is currently rolling out a new rewards program which will make it more competitive compared to Grubhub and Door You will receive an email that states “You’ve been selected to try Postmates Rewards. It’s our brand new, invite-only loyalty program. Best of all, it’s free! To sign up, just open your iOS or Android app. Each purchase you make after that will count towards your rewards (it could be free delivery, it could be a boat—the sky’s the limit).” You’ll also get a stamp card to track your progress in-app! We are excited they have added this new program.
Alcohol To Your Door – Free!
In some cities you can order just one margarita to your door if you wish. Texas was one of the states that recently got added to the beer delivery and they are delivering free throughout most of July. You may check to see if your town’s Postmates app is offering this freebie as well. All you need to do is add something to your cart now, and they’ll reward you with 100% off delivery fees on all your DRINKS orders through July 27, 2017. They added a Drinks tab to browse through categories by selecting from the drop down menu at the top of the screen.
There are many delivery services aiming for your pocketbook and front door to bring you things from groceries to carry-out orders. These apps and on-demand companies are GrubHub, Postmates, Door Dash, Favor, OrderAhead, and Seamless. Although you may not know of one that has a domain name we should all remember easily called Delivery.com. We love this program because it gives rewards when you use it.
Delivery.com $7 Off First Order Promo Code
Delivery.com is currently offering $7 off your first order of $15 or more when you sign up through a current customer or with this link.
Free Delivery Bag
Free laundry bag offer only valid for customer’s first laundry order that’s been delivered. Laundry bag will be delivered to customer’s last used address on delivery.com. Valid while supplies lasts. If customer places an order that is not completed (e.g. cancelled), they will not receive a bag.